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Specialised Textiles Association, Australian Made announce partnership

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Australian Made and the peak national body for textile makers and suppliers, the Specialised Textiles Association, have announced a partnership.

“Our partnership with the Australian Made campaign provides our association, along with our members, the opportunity to not only promote Australian made textile products but also to help raise consumer awareness,” said STA’s president, James Kelman 

“There is a world-leading textiles industry in Australia, and it produces premium locally-made products for both indoor and outdoor use.”  

STA represents “fabricators, installers and suppliers of textiles, equipment, accessories and services.” End products include camping equipment, shade structures and window furnishings. 

The group represents 160 businesses, predominantly small to medium-sized. It is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and recently launched its #80YearsStrong campaign to help mark this.

“The specialised textile industry is one of the most diverse in Australian and a key component of our manufacturing success,” said Ben Lazzaro, chief executive of Australian Made.  

“When you buy Australian Made textile products you are supporting Australian manufacturing as a whole, they are used in almost all industries, including agricultural, construction, automotive, marine, mining and defence, so it is vital that we rally behind local manufacturers to ensure long-term success.”  

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